Paramedicine

Integrity, accountability, respect and teamwork – these qualities embody the practice of Paramedicine.

Important application information

PLEASE NOTE: Applications to study in 2022 have now closed.

Applications for the conversion pathway will remain open beyond 30 September 2021

Course options

Bachelor of Paramedicine

Fast track paramedicine degree

Study the only fast track paramedicine degree in Australia.

Connections with ambulance services

Take advantage of our connections with ambulance services

Career pathway

Practicing Paramedics, or Military Medics - complete a conversion degree through a recognised credit pathway.

Study options

If you enter our degree without a background in Paramedicine, you'll study full-time on either our Sydney or Hobart campus. This course offers opportunities to learn in simulated environments and the real world. This includes practical learning placements in both metropolitan and rural settings, with diverse patient groups.

Our distinctive, problem-based course includes professionally relevant experiences with the chance to learn in a range of classroom and placement settings.

Applications close 30 September, 2021.

Our conversion pathway is designed to help currently practicing paramedics and advanced medics in the Australian Defence Force upgrade their existing qualifications. Our flexible Conversion Pathway is available part time, fully online and is designed to let you study from anywhere while balancing your life and work commitments.

As practicing paramedics or military medics, Conversion Pathway students are not required to undertake professional experience placement. Note: Students studying this pathway may choose to complete over a longer timeframe provided they finish within 5 years of commencement.

Applications for the conversion study pathway will remain open beyond 30 September 2021.

Visit the Paramedicine Postgraduate page for postgraduate study options. These postgraduate courses are designed to develop your skills and knowledge in clinical reasoning, decision-making and practice for the management and provision of advanced, effective and comprehensive health care.

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

Visit the course page

Career opportunities

The University of Tasmania Bachelor of Paramedicine unlocks the potential of individuals to work in complex, dynamic and austere environments. Graduates will possess the expertise and values to have a positive impact on the quality of life for their community and will be equipped to work both nationally and internationally.

As a graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to assess and manage a broad range of clinical presentations in an out-of-hospital setting. You’ll understand the importance of informed clinical reasoning, in situations often complicated by unpredictable environments.

You could find work as a paramedic in organisations such as:

  • State-based ambulance service around Australia or New Zealand
  • International ambulance services
  • Industry emergency response units
  • Non-emergency transport
  • Australian Defence Forces
  • Community-based emergency health settings

The healthcare industry in expected to grow by over 15 percent over the next five years, and Paramedicine skills are in high demand. Here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2025.^

10.6%

Ambulance Officers
and Paramedics

Predicted job growth to 2025

13.9%

Health and Welfare
Support Workers

Projected increase by 2025

86%

Percentage of
full time employees

Share of the market

^ National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.

How do you train to be a paramedic?

Student story

Tegan Groom, Rozelle Campus, Sydney

"I like the fact that it's outside, it's active and it's different every day. It's different every job. You have no idea what's going to happen until that job drops down – it's really exciting."

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